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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: John Richmond Publisher: RNIB Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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The Lost World is a novel by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Released in 1912, it tells the story of an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin where prehistoric animals still survive. The character of Professor Challenger was introduced in this book. The novel also describes a war between Native Americans and a vicious tribe of ape-like creatures.

Scottish-born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was a major innovator in the field of crime fiction. His other works include science-fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Read1000books | 2/16/2014

    " Scoot over, Michael Crichton. Sir Arthur did it first and did it best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tena | 2/15/2014

    " I hadn't read any Arthur Conan Doyle books aside from Sherlock Holmes stories. I think I preferred this story to those. It was a pretty entertaining and interesting story about a plateau apart from time. I do think that if I were to compare this to Dinotopia, Dinotopia is a more plausible scenario (island surrounded by reefs so nobody can leave versus plateau in South America), but this was a nice story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Kornele | 2/10/2014

    " Kind of an old style Crichton "Lost World" but with ape men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Williams | 2/9/2014

    " Very good book! Enjoyed the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/5/2014

    " After reading Lost City of Z, I had to read this one, since it's believed Doyle based the story and characters on Fawcett and the Amazon. Doyle does not disappoint- the story keeps rolling and the characters are so over the top. A great summer read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 1/26/2014

    " I got this book through a classic literature app on my ipod a while back. I really forgot about it since reading it until recently. Now, I normally do not write reviews about past reads, but in this case, I thought that I should revisit this book. This was my first Arthur Conan Doyle read. I have to say that this ranks right up there with some of my favorite stories of all time. I think that my reason for enjoying this book so much is that it evoked a sense of wonder in me. Doyle makes it believable that one could venture into the jungle and happen upon a whole civilization that nobody ever even knew about. New discoveries are happening every day, and if I learned anything from reading The Lost World, it is that we should never stop pushing the boundries of discovery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 1/24/2014

    " Wonderful. Now off to find myself a T-shirt that says, "I'd follow Professor Challenger into any jungle," or maybe just,"I heart Professor Challenger." Hm... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 1/19/2014

    " Clearly the blueprint for the tone and structure of all such thrillers since. Holds up a century later, suspenseful, humorous, endearing, and fast-paced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanita | 1/18/2014

    " I just LOVE Doyle. This is not a Sherlock book and I enjoyed it just as much, if not more. His writing is so witty and they are the perfect escape books. FUN! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Blott | 12/16/2013

    " I know it's controversial but I actually like Professor Challenger more than Sherlock. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babs M | 11/21/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. I like his style, time to start on the Sherlock Holmes series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremiah | 11/21/2013

    " terrific book, reminds me of Journey to the center of the Earth. the first Sir Arthur C Doyle book I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew R. | 11/20/2013

    " The original modern dinosaur novel still sparkles. Crichton & Gurney didn't quite live up to this harrowing tale of colonial exploitation and evolutionary hubris (though Gurney's pictures are pretty). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pranjal | 11/18/2013

    " Just love the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as he takes us to another adventure. Happy that I kick-started my reading interests with this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry | 9/1/2013

    " Listened too it on tape. Pretty much run of the mill stuff here, though interesting and fun! Prof. Challenger is a seed too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin Kahn | 5/31/2013

    " It was a ripping yarn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha | 11/24/2012

    " What a fun read! It started out a little slow, but that may have been my own impatience for the adventure to begin. I loved each and every character on the expedition! There was action, adventure, heroism....I can't wait until my tots are old enough to read this! What a fun page-turner!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrison 11-12 | 10/13/2012

    " This book was about four people looking for dinosaur bones.They were in a desert in Mexico and found stegasuares bone.When they started digging they dug for three days and finnaly finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mick | 7/23/2012

    " Wonderful. The last 75 pages just rip, and are amazingly exciting. I've never read any Conan Doyle, so his command of character and scene are amazing to me. It's just great in every significant way, and worth reading by anyone who loves adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 arg/machine | 3/21/2012

    " A fine adventure yarn [with dinosaurs and other prehistoric perils] from the good doctor who also created the most famous detective in fiction, The Lost World is now in the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Maguire | 2/10/2012

    " A bit slow, but it was great to read a story set in a time when all the places on the world map have not been filled in yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 10/23/2011

    " Looking forward to more adventures of the pompous and impossible Professor Challenger. How is it that I haven't run across these books before? -- and yet we all know Sherlock Holmes, his antithesis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 7/30/2011

    " A favorite of mine since I was a boy. Enjoyed reading it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elfear | 7/7/2011

    " I liked the characters. And the ending was good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 4/26/2011

    " Mine is a leather bound issue, part of a collection Dalmatian Press released in 2004. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sahar | 4/26/2011

    " a very interesting and informative book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelvin | 4/18/2011

    " Found this an engaging book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Fisher | 4/13/2011

    " Very enjoyable adventure and quite humorous. Obviously dated in some respects, particularly it's attitudes towards colour and race, but more modern in some others. Well thought out story, for its time, despite its fantastical premise. Very readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/22/2011

    " I can't believe those people kill all the ape-people! It was like, invading! And then they brought baby pterodacyl from its place, what if the baby dies? It makes me sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/16/2011

    " Much better than the TV show for sure. ;) "

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About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.